SCACPA is proud to announce three winners of our 2020 AICPA/SCACPA Minority Scholarship Award! Each of these SCACPA Student Members was awarded $5,000.

Jessica Outlaw of South Carolina State University

Kenisha Robinson of Winthrop University

Frederick Uy of Clafin University

SCACPA is always glad to recognize those who are dedicated to pursuing their studies in the field of accounting.

Meet Jessica Outlaw:

“I am a rising junior accounting student with a 4.0 GPA attending the illustrious South Carolina State University. I am heavily involved at the College of Business and Information Systems through activities such as the National Association of Black Accountants and the accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi.

“I am also involved on my campus through the Dr. Emily England Clyburn Honors College and as a member of the Alpha Xi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

“I heavily believe in NABA’s motto, “Lifting as We Climb,” as I constantly expose my peers to opportunities for the path of success.”

Meet Frederick Uy:

“I am a second-year student at Claflin University with a double major in Finance and Accounting, and I have a vision of being committed to serving my community. I have been the president for Global Student Organization and the team leader for the national “Up to Us” campaign, which promotes sustainability and responsibility. This summer, I am working with Oracle NetSuite as a field marketing intern and Dominion Energy as a data analyst.

“Looking back on my time at Claflin University, my professors have always been there for me to talk about either career goals, professional growth, or even just about personal problems. Being a recipient of the AICPA scholarship will help me focus on my career and network with other professionals about the industry I want to pursue.

“Looking forward, I aspire to make a change in community and hometown in the Philippines by utilizing finance and computer science to create a sustainable banking application that can help underprivileged communities leverage their finances.”

Frederick is a recognized Forbes Under 30 Scholar and has been accepted to conferences sponsored by companies such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deloitte. He has also been a a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, a scholarship awarded to 10 students annually for a study abroad trip to London and Belfast, Northern Ireland, while learning intercultural leadership.

Congratulations again to these winners, and look back to SCACPA soon for announcements about the rest of our SCACPA student scholarship awards. SCACPA is proud to support the future of the profession, and student membership is always free. Last year, SCACPA’s Educational Fund Trustees awarded $44,500 to 31 exceptional students representing 10 South Carolina colleges and universities.

Learn more about SCACPA’s Educational Fund, along with how to make your own contribution, here.